Cohn picks up biggest prize but by a whisker
Game swung either way with 21-20 giving him men’s title
ALAN Cohn was the busiest man on the green as Chesham Bowls Club staged their annual club finals over the weekend.
Cohn featured in five finals in all, winning the biggest prize on offer when he took the men’s championship in a thrilling contest with Mick Skerry.
The match swung one way then the other before Cohn finally triumphed by the narrowest of margins 21-20, but it was not all a story of success for the singles champion.
He narrowly lost the handicap final to Dave Staples (21-19) and though victor and vanquished teamed up for the pairs final, victory went to Keith Patrick and Dave Coles 21-19 again the score.
Cohn’s other two battles for silverware were against another stalwart Howard Cave with honours finishing even between the pair.
Cave romped home 21-7 in the Veterans’ Cup, but Cohn got revenge in the John Coles Trophy, beating his friend and rival by three sets to two. Champion Sue Springell; Chesham Bowls Club Men’s Champion Alan Cohn; Chesham Bowls Club Town Cup winners Angie Peacock and Colin Webb Photos contributed
The ladies singles proved another close affair with Sue Springell battling through to beat Pat Rodgers 21-18 and the winner celebrated by also carrying off the ladies drawn pairs in company with Mo Bailey after they beat Jackie Bateman and Margaret Denham 26-8.
There was better news for Bateman in the mixed drawn pairs where she and Brian Wright overcame Keith Ratford and Fay Green 20-13 and she was top of the class again in the handicap event where she defeated Courtney Harvey 2115.
Courtney Harvey’s consolation came by way of the 2-wood competition’s top prize after she beat green 17-6, Frank McCartney winning the men’s equivalent thanks to a 19-9 success over Michael Nash.
The Neems Competition for bowlers with less than five years’ experience saw Donna Harvey beat Nathan Harvey 21-14, while the trio of Peter Horton, Brian Wright and Roger Elliston took the triples crown courtesy of a convincing 21-8 win over Chris Fillery, Geoff Denham and Chris Harvey.
The Chesham Cup though headed the way of Broadway BC’s pair Angie Peacock and Colin Webb after they beat the hosts’ duo of Coles and Peter Horton 24-14.
Handing out the trophies was club president Norman Green (from left) Chesham Bowls Club Ladies